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There is cautious optimism from some experts that Omicron could be moving us closer to an endemic stage 22 Jan 2022, 7:25 am

The world feared the worst when a worrying new coronavirus variant emerged in late November and ripped through South Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic.

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Woman charged after threatening to bring 'every single gun loaded and ready' if her children had to wear masks at school 22 Jan 2022, 2:48 am

Police in Virginia said a woman has been charged after she claimed at a school board meeting she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at school.

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After the Omicron wave, here's what experts say could come next 21 Jan 2022, 7:23 pm

Picture a not-too-distant future when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you don't have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy -- after all, the coronavirus has gotten our hopes up before.

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What life looks like on other side of the Omicron surge 22 Jan 2022, 4:25 am

As Omicron cases decline in South Africa, CNN's David McKenzie reports on the Covid-19 variant's effect on the country.

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Analysis: Don't underestimate Omicron -- especially if you're unvaccinated 21 Jan 2022, 1:58 pm

Omicron is causing a tsunami, not a wave, of infections in the United States. We've learned a lot about this coronavirus variant since it was identified less than two months ago. We know that Omicron is highly transmissible and now accounts for nearly all new Covid cases, having pushed Delta into the background. Omicron causes far less severe disease than Delta, especially among people who are fully vaccinated and boosted. And it appears that the current spike in Covid-19 cases driven by Omicron may subside nearly as quickly as it rose.

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Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they're rising 22 Jan 2022, 5:51 am

During what has been another devastating surge of Covid-19 across the country, there is good news: Some states are starting to see infection numbers and hospitalizations drop. But that's not the case everywhere.

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Opinion: After months of doom, I'm finally feeling hopeful 19 Jan 2022, 10:15 pm

The Tuesday news that the Biden administration's free rapid Covid-19 test site had gone online a day early, part of a quiet beta launch to test the site, rocketed through social media with such intensity that I was sure the site would crash.

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With Omicron, parents of kids under 5 are even more stressed 21 Jan 2022, 4:35 pm

Birthdays are usually joyous occasions for Bonnie Wiener-Bambara, with daylong parties that involve pampering, dinner and friends.

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FBI: Brian Laundrie admitted to killing Gabby Petito 21 Jan 2022, 10:32 pm

• Images of Gianna and Kobe Bryant's remains were 'shown off in bars and at an awards gala,' widow's lawyers say • Alex Murdaugh charged with 23 more crimes

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Videos show "Stop the Steal" rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups 22 Jan 2022, 8:00 am

• Politico: Draft Trump executive order in December 2020 would've directed Pentagon to seize voting machines and hunt for fraud • Opinion: What Trump's loss at the Supreme Court means for the future of democracy

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An NYPD officer was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting while responding to a domestic incident 

One New York Police Department officer has died and another is injured after a shooting incident in Harlem, a law enforcement official tells CNN.

Analysis: Donald Trump wants to have his cake and eat it too 21 Jan 2022, 11:31 pm

There's a report in Politico today that former President Donald Trump is considering endorsing multiple candidates in a single race -- most notably in contested Senate Republican primaries.

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What's next for the John Does in Ghislaine Maxwell's settled lawsuit 22 Jan 2022, 9:00 am

The judge overseeing a settled lawsuit against convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell now has to decide whether the identities of those mentioned in the suit will be revealed.

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Trump had a very bad week. Here's why 21 Jan 2022, 11:20 pm

CNN's Sara Murray looks back at the mounting legal woes facing former President Donald Trump and his organization.

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Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill 22 Jan 2022, 3:12 am

Black members of Mississippi's Senate walked out of the chamber in protest Friday before a vote on a bill described as a prohibition on critical race theory on the state legislative calendar.

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McConnell defends civil rights record after 'inadvertent' comment sparks backlash 21 Jan 2022, 11:17 pm

• Opinion: The elephant in the room Biden can't ignore

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George Conway on draft executive order: Absolute banana republic stuff 22 Jan 2022, 1:51 am

CNN's Anderson Cooper and conservative attorney George Conway discuss the draft executive order that then-President Donald Trump considered signing in December 2020 that would have directed the Pentagon to seize voting machines in key states and hunt for evidence of fraud, according to a draft published by Politico.

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Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix 21 Jan 2022, 6:24 pm

Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.

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Millions brace for rare ice storm in the South 21 Jan 2022, 1:53 pm

Forecasts for a treacherous mix of snow and ice has put more than 20 million people under winter weather alerts from Texas to the Carolinas.

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Keilar: Hawley said this on national television with a straight face 22 Jan 2022, 3:49 am

CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Sen. Josh Hawley's repeated attempts to undermine the results of the 2020 election.

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How Americans think Joe Biden has done on their most important priorities after one year 22 Jan 2022, 5:00 am

President Joe Biden entered office promising to end the Covid-19 pandemic, boost a lagging economy, get Americans back to work, restore US credibility abroad and heal a divided nation.

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CNN Poll: Most Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade 21 Jan 2022, 5:00 pm

Most Americans oppose overturning the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade precedent, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with a majority saying that if the decision was vacated, they'd want to see their own state move toward more permissive abortion laws.

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Woman appears to spit on Jewish child 21 Jan 2022, 4:23 pm

Police are looking for a woman in New York City, accused of harassing and spiting on three children. Brynn Gingras reports.

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A backpack containing a diaper, toys and children's clothes led police to a devastating discovery 21 Jan 2022, 11:14 pm

A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after a US Border Patrol agent discovered two undocumented foreign nationals traveling with him in a van less than one mile south of the US-Canadian border in Minnesota, according to a criminal complaint filed by the US Department of Justice.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome first child 21 Jan 2022, 8:35 pm

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed their first child.

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This camping trailer is all electric and self-propelled. See how it works 21 Jan 2022, 3:44 pm

THOR Industries unveiled two electric RV concepts: a self-propelled Airstream trailer and an all-electric motorhome designed to ease range anxiety.

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Analysis: Peloton may be toast 21 Jan 2022, 4:53 pm

Peloton had a disastrous 2021. But as impossible as it may seem, the exercise equipment company is arguably off to an even worse start to 2022.

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Suspect in killing of woman at Los Angeles store charged with murder 22 Jan 2022, 1:17 am

The man suspected of killing Brianna Kupfer while she was alone at work last week was charged Friday with murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

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School principal describes moment NFL player surprised him with Super Bowl tickets 22 Jan 2022, 12:07 am

Elementary school principal Joseph Uy tells Anderson Cooper about the moment he was awarded tickets to the Super Bowl by Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Watch Anderson Cooper Full Circle Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

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Striking photographs show 'America in Crisis' 21 Jan 2022, 7:12 pm

"America in Crisis," first opened in 1969 at the Riverside Museum in Manhattan. Conceived by Magnum Photos, it was a powerful exhibition meant to document the tumultuous US presidential election of the year before and assess the state of the nation. Featuring the work of 18 photographers, it was immortalized in a book which published the same year and showed a deeply fractured society.

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'Oh, come on Chuck!': Charles Barkley shares unique technique on live TV 21 Jan 2022, 9:17 pm

Charles Barkley was caught on "Inside the NBA" cleaning his glasses using an interesting method.

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Images from the front lines show Ukrainians bracing for a possible fight 21 Jan 2022, 10:57 pm

About 500 yards away from Russian-backed separatists, a group of Ukrainian soldiers waits for a fight it's sure is coming.

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine 22 Jan 2022, 4:06 am

The first US shipment of recently directed security assistance has arrived in Ukraine, the US Embassy in Kyiv tweeted Friday night.

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The Russia-Ukraine situation is complicated -- but here's what we know 22 Jan 2022, 12:45 am

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, with a Russian troop build-up near the two nations' borders spurring fears that Moscow could launch an invasion.

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US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel 22 Jan 2022, 4:10 am

The US Embassy in Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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Ex-US defense secretary makes prediction about Putin and Donald Trump 21 Jan 2022, 6:34 pm

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen discusses the current dynamic between Russia and Ukraine and what he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to gain.

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Louie Anderson dead at 68 21 Jan 2022, 6:36 pm

Louie Anderson, an Emmy winner whose career spanned from stand-up and game show host to starring roles in TV and film, died Friday in Las Vegas from complications related to cancer, his publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed to CNN.

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Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' singer, dies at 74 21 Jan 2022, 2:04 pm

Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement on his verified Facebook page.

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Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95 22 Jan 2022, 8:52 am

Thich Nhat Hanh, a prominent Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and leading voice in opposition to the Vietnam War, has died at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam. He was 95.

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People we've lost in 2022 21 Jan 2022, 7:22 pm

Here are some of the most famous people who have died in 2022.

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United Airlines flight to Tel Aviv turns around due to 'disruptive passengers' 21 Jan 2022, 5:41 pm

A United Airlines flight bound for Tel Aviv turned around mid-flight Thursday evening due to unruly passenger behavior.

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Martha Stewart reveals why she broke it off with Anthony Hopkins 21 Jan 2022, 7:25 pm

Martha Stewart has revealed she ended her romance with Anthony Hopkins because she couldn't separate the actor from his most notorious film role.

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Enormous superyacht squeezes under Dutch bridges 21 Jan 2022, 2:57 pm

It's not every day that you spot an 80-meter superyacht squeezing under a bridge with just a few inches of clearance.

Police looking for man seen on video stuffing $8,000 guitar down his pants 21 Jan 2022, 1:16 pm

How do you steal a guitar in your pants? CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders if the suspect will ever face the music.

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Bitcoin tumbles as crypto continues its downward slide 21 Jan 2022, 4:59 pm

Cryptocurrencies have had a dismal start to the year, and continue to plunge as major economies around the world look to curb their growing popularity.

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The stock market is a 'superbubble' about to burst, top hedge fund manager warns 21 Jan 2022, 7:10 pm

Stocks are off to a tough start this year. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is already in a correction, a more than 10% drop. And if one the most influential hedge fund managers is to be believed, this could be only the beginning of a very painful time for investors.

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McDonald's is bringing back this sweet treat after a 5-year hiatus 20 Jan 2022, 6:54 pm

McDonald's is selling a dessert that fans haven't seen in about five years.

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Oscar Mayer's bologna face mask quickly sells out 20 Jan 2022, 4:16 pm

If the thought of using a slice of bologna as a moisturizing face mask was tempting, you're out of luck — for now.

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What Trump's SCOTUS loss means for the future of democracy 21 Jan 2022, 1:35 am

On Wednesday evening, the US Supreme Court removed the last obstacle to a congressional committee receiving critical documents about the January 6 insurrection.

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Joe Biden is not failing or flailing 21 Jan 2022, 12:02 pm

Here's an apparently unpopular opinion: Joe Biden is not failing or flailing. His presidency is not in peril.

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Trump documents allegedly claimed his apt was nearly three times larger than it is 20 Jan 2022, 6:38 pm

Before he became president of the United States and starting espousing lies about the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump was a kind of business illusionist whose stock-in-trade allegedly included shifting claims of wealth based on his real estate holdings. With his books closed to outsiders, the truth was hard to ascertain. But now, thanks to the New York attorney general, accountability may be at hand.

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The obvious way to increase the number of blood donors 21 Jan 2022, 11:50 am

The American Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the nation's blood, has announced that the nation is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. According to a January 11 statement, the nonprofit has had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types in recent weeks. As a result, it has had to limit the distribution of blood product to hospitals. In some cases, up to a quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met, leaving many patients in limbo with life-saving transfusion needs.

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The future of the GOP isn't about DeSantis 20 Jan 2022, 11:12 am

A year after Donald Trump left the White House and with the 2022 midterms looming, much of the Republican Party has its sights on what, and who, comes next. Though Trump is still very much in the picture -- his recent rally in Arizona had strong back-on-the-campaign-trail vibes -- two Republican governors (and the states they represent) have emerged as possible answers to these GOP questions: Virginia's Glenn Youngkin and Florida's Ron DeSantis.

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